Hayloft Studio has been buzzing and breathing and oozing creative juices. So much so, that I have trouble leaving. Who wants to sit at a computer and write posts when there are paintings emerging?
2014 Hayloft Studio Classes
2014 Spring Vacation:
- April 22-23: Loom Beading- For ages 8 and up. Native American crafts are astounding and the beadworks created are exceptional. In this workshop students explore the many symbols and patterns used by Native Americans and develop a pattern of their liking to incorporate into a bracelet. Students will then make their own loom and learn how to weave a beaded bracelet from their design. Take the looms home to weave more projects! Classes are 10am-4pm $100
- April 24th: Motor Bugs- For ages 8 and up. Learn some basics of electronics and the safe use of soldering irons and hot glue guns while assembling your own motorized robot bug. Decorate them and then create a maze to race them in. 10am-4pm $75
2014 Summer classes coming soon!
Another break for family time. Camping, ocean city, fresh air kid, and bunnies in the garden. Not to mention a bit of my own time in the studio. Working out the logistics of puppet making in the studio to better understand how to structure an intensive puppet class for teens creating a show that creates a voice for their views on social justice.
Day two was like working in a pot of pea soup. The rain refused to release and the humidity worked against us. Our paper mâché gods did not want to dry. One oven, heat gun and turbo fan helped to limp us along. Had our pieces dried sun god, Ra and chicken god, Bak would not have caused us so much grief. Ironically, Set the god of chaos behaved quite well. Delicate and deft hands allowed us to push forth and complete our deity sticks. I give great credit to these boys for such dedication and focus on these last two blistering days. Who doesn’t love knives, burners and power tools, anyway?
All finished! A day of wrapping our heads around multi- universes while listening to radiolab and painting the finishes on our pieces. And the poor fledgling needed another boost to the proper window. What a blast! I couldn’t have wished for a greater companion. Thank you Gabriel for three days of sharing inspirations.